• Alistair Braidwood

Drive Time: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Run Director Scott Graham…


Scott Graham credit: Pete Copeland

Back in March Ali spoke to director Scott Graham about his latest feature Run, which follows on from the success of his previous films Shell and Iona. To mark and celebrate the release of Run on DVD, and it’s premiere on streaming services, we are reposting the interview right here and now.

During their chat Graham talked about the themes and inspirations behind Run, why he wanted to tell this story, the influence of the music of Bruce Springsteen, family relationships (particularly fathers & sons), the escape of joy-riding, the practicalities of filming in and out of cars, and the peculiar dynamics of small towns.

Run is an exceptional film, one which boasts bold and brave direction as well as memorable performances from all, and it is fascinating to hear the thoughts of the director himself. It’s a conversation which lends the film further dimensions and a greater understanding. If you are looking for something new and exciting to watch Run comes highly recommended.

(l-r) actor Anders Haywood, actor Marli Sui, writer / director Scott Graham, actor Mark Stanley and actor Amy Manson at the premiere of ‘Run’ at GFF – credit: Pete Copeland

To but a copy of Run on DVD, or to find out where you can find it to stream, go to VivaVerve – Run.

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back-catalogue of podcasts for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 140 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts.

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